Characters: Star Wars Jedi Order
aka: Star Wars The Clone Wars Jedi Order
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"A Jedi uses the Force for knowledge and defense, never for attack."A noble order of protectors unified by their ability to tap into the power of the Light Side of the Force, the Jedi Order served as the guardians of peace and justice in the Galactic Republic for over a thousand generations. Due to the machinations of their dark antithesis known as the Sith, the Jedi are ultimately wiped out by the iron fist of the Empire.
Grand Master Yoda
- Action Girl: Name a female Jedi, and by virtue of being a Jedi, she will be this.
- All There in the Script: A great deal of these Jedi are only named in the movie credits, scripts, and character guides.
- Ascended Extras: The Clone Wars takes the time to turn the background Jedi fully fleshed out characters.
- Badass Army: Their mastery of the Force makes them the most powerful individuals in the galaxy.
- Canon Immigrant: A few Jedi, most notably Aayla Secura and Quinlan Vos, debuted in the Star Wars: Republic comic series before appearing in the films and The Clone Wars. This saved them from being completely wiped from continuity in the 2014 reboot.
- Combat Clairvoyance: A stock Jedi power is the ability to sense things before they happen, giving them heightened reflexes.
- Cool Starship: The Jedi pilot their own starfighters, which suspiciously resemble Darth Vader's personalized TIE fighter.
- Cool Sword: The lightsaber, a Jedi Knight's signature weapon, which can cut through almost anything and defend against almost any attack. The most common colors are blue and green, though other colors are used (such as purple for Mace Windu).
- Death by Cameo: In Revenge of the Sith, George Lucas' son Jett plays the Jedi Padawan who gets killed fighting clone troopers in front of Bail Organa, while stunt coordinator Nick Gillard plays one of the Jedi Vader kills in the security hologram.
- Four-Star Badass: The Jedi really get to demonstrate how Badass they are when they're made generals of the Republic Army during the Clone Wars.
- Hero with Bad Publicity: Their involvement in the Clone Wars makes their claims as peacekeepers seem hypocritical, which alienates them from the public. Palpatine uses this to his advantage when he provokes them into an assassination attempt.
- Humanoid Aliens/Rubber-Forehead Aliens: The Jedi run the gambit with alien members (but not so alien that they can't use a lightsaber), ranging from human actors with body paint such as Aayla Secura and Luminara Unduli, to more elaborate pieces with full masks like Plo Koon and Kit Fisto.
- Infant Immortality: Firmly not in effect during Order 66, and even during The Clone Wars animated series.
- Jedi Mind Trick: The Trope Namer; with a wave of their hand, a Jedi can influence a weak-minded individual's thoughts and actions.
- Killed Offscreen: The films showcase only a handful of the Jedi's deaths, but considering Luke is deemed the last of the Jedi in Return of the Jedi, it's a safe bet to say that a whole lot of Jedi didn't make it.
- Knight Errant: Often act as this, being the guardians of peace and justice in the galaxy.
- Long Neck: Yarael Poof, a Council member in The Phantom Menace. Word of God says he was written out of the other prequels to avoid confusion with the similarly long-necked Kaminoans.
- Martial Pacifist: All Jedi are inherently this, as Yoda teaches Luke:Yoda: A Jedi uses the Force for knowledge and defense, never for attack.
- Master Swordsman: Some of them, particularly Yoda and Mace Windu, are stated to be the greatest lightsaber duelists in the galaxy.
- Master-Apprentice Chain: Jedi training uses this in consecutive lines of Masters training their Padawans to Knighthood, who then take their own Apprentices. The most significant ones for the Saga are:
- Yoda > Dooku > Qui-Gon > Obi-Wan > Anakin > Ahsoka
- The Five Priestesses > Qui-Gon (as a Force-being) > Obi-Wan and Yoda > Luke > The new Jedi
- Mind over Matter: The Jedi can use the Force to lift, push, and crush objects.
- Morton's Fork:
- The Order's entire involvement in the war: they either participate to protect the Republic and its citizens as per their duty, risking losing their way and morals, or hold on to their morals and stay out of the war, while Dooku enslaves the galaxy- which of course would also go against their morals.
- This came to its head during the Season 5 finale arc, where they were forced to choose between defending Ahsoka as one of their own or give her up to the Republic courts to maintain their standing with the Senate. They opted for the later, though not without some internal dissent.
- The plot of Dark Disciple is kicked off by the Jedi facing a morally grey decision: they could try to assasinate Dooku as a last resort to end the violence of the Clone Wars, compromising their ideals in the process, or continue being responsible for the deaths and suffering of millions by continuing to conduct the war they had been doing since the beggining.
- Not-So-Omniscient Council of Bickering: The Jedi Council is an ensemble of the most powerful, most knowledgeable and wisest beings in the Galaxy...yet they continue making very questionable decisions, such as:
- Dismissing Qui-Gon's warning about the return of the Sith, and not giving him reinforcements to protect Queen Amidala, when she decided to return to Naboo and solve the Trade Federation occupation herself. This ended up causing Qui-Gon's death at the hand of Darth Maul, and led to leaving the very emotional Anakin to be trained by the freshly knighted and unprepared Obi-Wan.
- Not realising that the Sith Lord has been sitting right under their noses for decades, until he personally reveals it to one of them.
- Lying to the emotionally unstable Anakin about Obi-Wan's faked death, since they needed his reaction to be genuine.
- Abandoning one of their own, based upon circumstantial evidence that she committed treason, because the Senate put some pressure on them in the matter.
- Doubting Yoda's sanity and putting him under constant surveillance, when he claimed that he had contacted the dead, simply because they were that convinced it's impossible to maintain one's identity beyond death.
- One-Man Army: A single Jedi is all it takes to wipe out entire legions of battle droids.
- Properly Paranoid: They are reluctant to train Anakin as a Jedi on account of him being too old to begin his training, and thus vulnerable to the dark side.
- The Purge: Order 66, after it's completion the Jedi went from roughly 10,000 to threenote . While it's possible more survived three is the only confirmed number in canon.
- Seers/My Significance Sense Is Tingling: The Force often grants it's users premonitons or even visions of the past, future or far away places. However, the Jedi's ability to do so is severly diminished during the time of the Clone Wars, due to the Dark Side clouding their senses.
- Self-Fulfilling Prophecy: Their weariness to trust Anakin due to his closeness to The Dark Side is a major part of why he turns in the first place.
- Suspiciously Similar Substitute: Between Attack Of The Clones and Revenge Of The Sith, Tholothian Adi Gallia and Zabrak Eeth Koth are switched out on the Council by two other Jedi of the same species, Stass Allie and Agen Kolar, respectively. You'd have to pay extra close attention to notice, and even then, the characters are so minor in the films it doesn't even change much of anything in the movies (though Gallia has the excuse of being killed off in The Clone Wars).
- Technical Pacifist: They regard themselves as "keepers of the peace" who try to defend life and only kill when necessary. Even when the order is almost defunct, they try to solve problems peacefully rather than rush into battle.
- Warrior Monk: They combine Western chivalry and swordsmanship with Eastern mysticism and acrobatics.
- What the Hell, Hero?: The Clone Wars often went out of its way to have various characters call the Order, particularly the Council, out for their dubious actions:
- In the Deception arc, they fake Obi-Wan's death so he could thwart Dooku's plan to kidnap Palpatine from within. When Anakin finds out that they deliberately lied to him so his reaction would sell Obi-Wan's death, he calls them out on it.
- Three instances just in the season 5 finale:
- Ventress delivers an indirect one through Anakin, by comparing how the Council abandoned and effectively betrayed Ahsoka to how Dooku did the same to her. Anakin is outright horrified when he realizes she's right.
- Barriss justifies her attack on the Order as a stand against the growing corruption of its principles, claiming that they've become the very menace they are supposed to be fighting. She's right, too, even if none of them realize why.
- While Ahsoka doesn't call them out on it directly after she's been cleared of the charges, her expression speaks volumes of her opinion when the same men praise her strength and resilience who have given her up to the Senate Court as a traitor not long before.
- Obi-Wan delivers another to the Council at the end of Dark Disciple, for ordering Quinlan, a fellow Jedi to assasinate Dooku, claiming that everything that went wrong with the mission was due to the fact, that no matter the intentions, such course of action is clearly of the Dark Side.
See the Jedi Council page.
See the Jedi Masters page.
Portrayed by: Tom Kenny
Appears in: The Clone WarsKit Fisto's former Padawan, Nahdar was a Mol Calamari Jedi Knight. The Clone Wars have taken a toll on him, with Nahdar becoming very aggressive and driven by revenge.
"But in this war, strength prevails. The rules have changed."
- A Father to His Men: Cares greatly for the clones under his command, and is very upset when they're killed.
- The Apprentice: Before the Clone Wars, he was Kit Fisto's Padawan, but his master became too busy with the war to finish his training and be there to watch Nahdar become a Jedi Knight.
- Badass: Cuts his way through four of Grievous' Magna-Guards in seconds.
- Character Death: He is killed by General Grievous, who uses one of his extra arms to pull out a blaster and shoot Nahdar while their lightsabers were locked together.
- Don't Make Me Destroy You: He says this to Grievous. It doesn't turn out they way he thought it would.
- Fish People: He's a Mon Calamari.
- Hot-Blooded: Which proves to be his Fatal Flaw when he impulsively goes up against Grievous.
- Laser Blade: Wields a blue-bladed lightsaber.
- Mauve Shirt: Gets just enough time to establish himself as sympathetic before Grievous offs him.
- Mind over Matter: He uses telekinesis a lot while fighting, and also uses it to clear out the fog surrounding Grevious' lair to reveal the entrance. Kit calls him out on the fact that he continued to use the Force to abuse the remains of several battle droids they just killed.Kit: I didn't forget to teach you restraint, did I, my old Padawan?Nahdar: I'm sorry, Master. I got carried away.
- Never Bring a Knife to a Gun Fight: When dueling Grievous, the general Blade Locks his lightsaber, then shoots him with a blaster held in one of his other hands.
- Revenge: Wants this for all those killed by Grievous. Unfortunately, it blinds him to the fact he is not skilled enough to face Grevious by himself, and ends up getting him killed.
Appears in: Dark DiscipleA Mahran Jedi Knight and friend of Jedi Master Quinlan Vos.
- Badass: Naturally, since he is a Jedi. His introduction has Desh easily breaking free of a Gamorrean's grip and tossing him over his shoulder.
- Character Death: Vos kills him as Desh lies dying from using his stinger. Desh's last thoughts are wondering if Vos' was killing him as a mercy to spare him from a painful death or a cruelty by having his last sight be his best friend killing him.
- Deadpan Snarker: One of the reasons he gets along so well with Vos is because they have the same snarky and playful sense of humor.
- Doomed Homeworld: Mahranee is attacked by the Separatists late in the Clone Wars, with Count Dooku ordering the refugee fleet that escaped the planet to be destroyed and all the remaining Mahran on the world to be shot on sight. Desh is devastated by the fate of his homeworld and death of much of his species, but knows there is very little he can do about the situation.
- Heroic Sacrifice: After Vos falls to the Dark Side and attempts to escape custody along with Dooku, Desh, having been disarmed of his lightsaber, attempts to kill him using his stinger, which will kill both him and whoever he injects. Unfortunately, Vos uses the Force to make him hit fellow Jedi Knight Kav Bayons instead.
- In-Series Nickname: Called Desh by Vos and several other characters.
- Laser Blade: Wields a blue bladed lightsaber.
- Pint-Sized Powerhouse: Mahran are small and thin, but with the Force and Jedi training Desh is perfectly capable of beating a Gamorrean in hand-to-hand combat.
Portrayed by: Catherine Taber
- Laser Blade: While never seen in the show, her concept art reveals that she wields a green-bladed lightsaber.
- The Medic: She is a trained doctor and skilled in the Force, and the Council thinks highly enough of her skills to turn to her to find out if anything is wrong with Yoda.
- Nice Hat: Wears an elaborate headdress that frames her entire head. It is unknown if it is covering up hair or some bizarre alien physiology.
- Yellow-Skinned Space Babe: She looks like a human, except for her yellow skin and golden eyes.
Portrayed by: NA
- Curb-Stomp Battle: Alongside a Nikto Jedi, she was utterly crushed in her duel with Darth Maul and Savage.
- In the Back: Darth Maul stabs her through the back with his lightsaber when she disengages from him and tries to stop Savage from killing the Nikto Jedi she was fighting alongside.
- Laser Blade: Wields a blue-bladed lightsaber.
- Recurring Extra: She appeared in the background of two episodes before being briefly featured as one of the Jedi killed by Darth Maul and Savage.
- Red Shirt: Her only major role is to help add to Darth Maul and Savage's Jedi kill count.
Jedi Apprentices and Younglings
Portrayed by: Ashley EcksteinStar Wars Rebel Cells" page.
- Action Duo: Forms one with Lux in "A Friend in Need", with Lux being the Action Survivor to her Action Girl.
- Action Girl: She saves Anakin as many times as he saves her.
- Affirmative Action Girl: Cross-media example; the series has a lot of Action Girls, but in the prequels Padmé was the only female character with an active role.
- Age-Inappropriate Dress: As the series' most prominently featured female character, she's also the primary source of Fanservice, resulting in most of her outfits being quite questionable.
- Alien Hair: Her horns and head-tails.
- Animation Anatomy Aging: When introduced, Ahsoka has eyes disproportionately large with her completely round face, her horns are only stubs, and her headtails barely reach beyond her shoulders. After the Time Skip in "Heroes on Both Sides", her eyes noticeably shrink, her face becomes longer and angled, her horns grow larger and curved, and her headtails reach the middle of her chest. Her adult self (briefly shown in "Overlords") has almond-shaped eyes, an oval face, very large horns, and headtails reaching to her thighs.
- The Apprentice: She's Anakin's Padawan during the time of the series.
- Art Evolution: Her appearance in Rebels has various changes from her appearance in The Clone Wars, even accounting for age. The blue stripes on her horns and head-tails are thinner and wavy, the markings on her cheeks extend further up to be level with her eyes, her eye markings are extended to just below her eyes, and her forehead markings are wider.
- Badass Adorable: Especially pre-Time Skip, when she was a short, inexperienced fourteen-year-old way in over her head, but never backed down. She even invokes it after she sees Seripas' true form:Ahsoka: You don't have to look tough to be tough.
- Badass in Distress: More than a couple of times. Mostly justified, as she's just a learner and has the misfortune of running into opponents who are a match for even Master-level Jedi. Also justified because while she's badass, she's still in the middle of a galaxy-spanning war. War on any scale tends to be fairly hazardous, even if you are a Jedi.
- Bare Your Midriff: When she was introduced at age 14, all she wore on her upper body was a truly tiny tubetop. Her slave disguise in the Zygerian trilogy was also a midriff baring one.
- Big Brother Worship: Although she usually hides it with being snippy and snarky, and is not afraid to argue with him if she feels he's wrong about something, she looks up to Anakin very much, she has the utmost trust in him, and one of her greatest fears is disappointing him.
- Big Ego, Hidden Depths: A few scenes in the Clone Wars movie, and several in episodes focusing on her, has shown that her initial brash, snippy and overconfident attitude is merely a facade to hide how insecure she feels regarding her status as Anakin's apprentice.
- Bilingual Bonus:/Meaningful Name: "Tano" means "five" in swahili. Ahsoka is the fifth generation of students on the Master-Apprentice Chain she is the part of.
- Black and White Morality: Becomes particularly clear in "Heroes on Both Sides", where she sums up the war, as "the Separatists are evil, and they (the Republic and the Jedi) must stop them", and can't grasp the idea of why the Senate is wasting time debating bank-(de)regulations. After meeting Mina and Lux Bonteri, she realizes and invokes that the war is not as black and white as she thought.
- Bratty Half-Pint: She was this when she was first introduced, granting her the nickname "Snips" from her Master. She's mostly grown out of it by season 3.
- Breakout Character: Upon her introduction she had a very mixed opinion in the fanbase, but by the end of the series following her immense Character Development, she has becomes one of the most popular characters in Star Wars: The Clone Wars and the entire franchise.
- Break the Cutie: Despite being a Plucky Girl, the events of the season 5 finale are just too much for her: Ahsoka gets framed for multiple murders, terrorism and sedition; the Jedi Council abandons her and makes no effort to conduct their own investigation; and the Senate Court (particularly Tarkin) are more than happy to sentence her to death. On top of that, Anakin discovers that her best friend is the one who framed her. In the face of all this, she understandably refuses Yoda's offer to return to the Order, despite the fact that they all but said outright they would promote her to Jedi Knight for putting up with all this crap. As she leaves the Temple, she sheds a Single Tear.
- Character Development: Over the course of the series she grows from a cheeky, stubborn, and rash girl to a serious, level-headed, and dependable young woman.
- Clear My Name: The focus of the Sabotage arc, though Anakin has to pick up the slack after Ahsoka's attempts continually backfire and she's arrested. In the end, Anakin succeeds, but her trust in the Jedi Council is shattered, prompting her to leave.
- Cleavage Window: Her second outfit has one, though it's a little too high to be a completely straight example.
- Commanding Coolness: When she became a Padawan, she was also given the rank of "Jedi Commander".
- Cool Big Sis: She very briefly acts as role-model to Kalifa, and to a much lesser extent to O-Mer and Jinx. Also towards Prince Lee-Char.
- Cry Cute: Sheds a Single Tear at Obi-Wan's apparent death, and again when she leaves the Order in the season 5 finale.
- Cunning Linguist: In the season 3 finale, she is able to understand Chewbacca's language, something the younger trainees with her could not do. Oddly, she doesn't understand a Twi'lek in season 5.
- Damsel out of Distress: In the season 3 finale she's kidnapped by Trandoshans and thrown out into a jungle to be hunted down. She refuses to hide and run, and decides to fight back against the lizards.
- Dating Catwoman: She's attracted to Lux Bonteri, the son of a Separatist leader. Later he becomes a rogue element.
- David Versus Goliath: During the climax of the season 3 finale she has to fight Garnac, the Trandoshan leader. The guy is 2 meters tall, weighs 178 kilograms, has a very thick reptilian hide, and is armed with an axe and a knife in addition to his claws, and his species are on the same scale of physical strength as Wookiees. All Ahsoka has is her Waif-Fu and Force-skills.
- Deadpan Snarker: Seems to have picked this up from Anakin and Obi-Wan, neither of whom she is particularly averse to snarking at.
- Defector from Decadence: As a result of how the Jedi Order abandoned her when she had been framed for murder, Ahsoka decides not to return when given the offer.
- Designated Victim: She has a tendency of getting into real trouble very frequently. So far she's been captured/kidnapped on six occasions, and the Sabotage arc has her accused of multiple homicides and terrorism/sedition.
- Disney Death: The Son temporarily kills her after she outlives her usefulness. Anakin and the Daughter bring her back by transferring her remaining life force to Ahsoka.
- Doomed by Canon: Her absence in Revenge of the Sith meant by the end of the Clone Wars she would either be killed, expelled from the Jedi Order, or she quit the Jedi Order. It turns out to be the latter.
- Dreaming of Things to Come: She foresees Aurra Sing's attempt to assassinate Padmé in her dreams in "Assassin", and has a vision of her adult self warning her about the darkness in Anakin in "Overlords".
- Dual Wielding: She's added a shoto (short lightsaber) to her arsenal during the Time Skip between "The Hunt for Ziro" and "Heroes on Both Sides". Doubles as a bit of Shown Their Work, as the offhand weapon is supposed to be shorter in Real Life martial arts.
- Effortless Amazonian Lift: In "Sabotage", after Anakin gets knocked out while piloting his starfighter and Artoo has to make a crash-landing on a too-short cliff, Ahsoka leaps over to his fighter, hoists him from it, then jumps back to the cliff moments after the starfighter goes barreling off. Especially impressive considering that she could barely lift him back in the Season 1 episode "Jedi Crash".
- Ensign Newbie: Lampshaded in The Movie by Rex, who was quick to point out that even if she does outrank him, it doesn't make up for her lack of experience.
- Facial Markings: Supplementary materials of the show suggests that they're cultural tattoos.
- Fatal Flaw: Her overconfidence and drive to prove herself worthy of being Anakin's student get her into situations well beyond her ability to handle a lot of time. She's also somewhat quick to make judgements, and she has the utmost trust towards Anakin, the Jedi Order and the Republic itself, things that backfire very hard on her during the Sabotage arc.
- Fingerless Gloves: She wears them with both of her standard outfits.
- Form-Fitting Wardrobe: Her second outfit. Makes one wonder how can she fit her head (which is quite a bit larger than a human's, due to her horns and head-tails) through the tight-looking neckpart of her shirt.
- Fragile Speedster: She's quick and agile, but initially she lacks in endurance.
- Friend to All Children: Right from her introduction in The Movie, she is shown to be quite good with children, starting with the way she takes care of Rotta, Jabba's infant son, and culminating in the Young Jedi-arc, where she repeatedly puts her life in risk to protect the younglings under her care.
- Generation Xerox: To Anakin; she has an attitude similar to his and lost her lightsaber once.
- Go-Go Enslavement: During the Zygerian arc she's disguised as a slave girl and is given a rather questionable Bedlah Babe outfit that was even more revealing than her first one.
- Helping Would Be Kill Stealing: Takes this role in the Onderon arc. With her assistance, the rebellion would have gone much more smoothly, but it would defeat the purpose of internal rebellion to have obvious outsider aid in the form of the Jedi.
- Hidden Depths: Ahsoka's brief sojourn to the dark side in "Altar of Mortis" implies that she is holding back quite a bit of frustration with Anakin's teaching methods, as well as her perception that he doesn't entirely trust or believe in her.
- Honor Before Reason: In a "Friend in Need". She must have been perfectly aware that even if she did have her lightsabers, she'd have a rough time surviving a fight alone against the entire Death Watch, yet she attacked them with only a makeshift staff and her martial arts skills to protect the villagers.
- Horned Humanoid: Her horns grant her super effective hearing.
- Huge Guy, Tiny Girl: With Anakin.
- Hypocritical Humor: She called Ventress (who apparently chose to be bald) a "hairless harpy", despite being naturally hairless herself.
- Innocent Blue Eyes: They signify her youth and naiveté.
- Insignia Ripoff Ritual: In the Season 5 finale, her Padawan braid is taken from her when she's expelled from the Jedi Order.
- Interspecies Romance: She's a Togruta and has a love interest in the form of Lux Bonteri, a human.
- Kid-Appeal Character: At the beginning, but she grows out of this role as the series progresses.
- Knight, Knave and Squire: The Squire to Obi-Wan's Knight and Anakin's Knave; she even invokes it in The Movie, when she tells Anakin that he's the one with experience from which she looks forward to learning from.
- The Lancer: To Anakin, a role she shares with Rex, and occasionally with Obi-Wan.
- Laser Blade: Wields a green-bladed lightsaber, and later adds a yellow-green shoto to her arsenal.
- Little Miss Badass: She is very young and inexperienced, but also quick-thinking and tough as nails.
- Love Triangle: Caught in one with Lux and Steela, an Onderon freedom fighter, during the Onderon arc.
- Masculine Girl, Feminine Boy: Masculine Girl to Lux's Feminine Boy.
- Medal of Dishonor: In the Season 5 finale, after she's been cleared of all charges of sedition, terrorism and murder, she is offered a chance to return to the Order, and it's implied that the Jedi Council is willing to knight her for the strength and resilience she had shown throughout the whole ordeal. Since they were the ones who kicked her out of the Order, this comes off as a rather rude attempt to make up for it, and she refuses to even return to the Order.
- Mid-Season Upgrade: In the middle of season 3, a Time Skip updates her appearance alongside most of the cast. Ahsoka also picks up Dual Wielding, pushing it into this trope.
- Mini Dress Of Power: Her first outfit consists of a truly tiny tube-top, and a Dangerously Short Skirt made safe by tights.
- Morality Pet: To Anakin.
- Ms. Fanservice: All the examples of Age-Inappropriate Dress should make this abundantly clear.
- Muscles Are Meaningless: Over the course of the series, she's displayed feats of physical strength belying her stature numerous times, such as flooring Cad Bane and Atai Moleck, or when she pulls up the much larger Obi-Wan who was hanging from a cliff. Could be justified with the Force.
- My Significance Sense Is Tingling: After her first dreams about Aurra Sing attempting to kill Padmé, she is also able to sense the danger to the senator while awake. This includes sensing Aurra’s location twice, which allows her to save Padmé on both occasions.
- Never Live It Down: In-universe. Ahsoka calls Anakin "Skyguy" exactly once in The Movie, rarely in the series compared to "Snips", and she generally becomes a lot more respectful towards Anakin by Season 2. Despite this, Anakin still calls her "Snips" a lot (granted, she did pick up some of his and Obi-Wan's Deadpan Snarker tendencies).
- The Nicknamer: She initially called Anakin "Skyguy" and referred to R2 as "Artooie". She's grown out of it fairly quickly.
- Orange-Skinned Space Babe: Once she grows up a bit, Ahsoka proves to be fairly attractive.
- Plucky Girl: Ahsoka's been beaten, tortured, hunted, nearly killed several times, and watched several friends and allies suffer and die over the course of the war. Yet despite all of this, she never complains or gives up. Sadly, being betrayed and framed for sedition and murder by a close friend, abandoned by the Jedi Council, and almost sentenced to death by the Republic Court in the Season 5 finale manages to break her.
- Put on a Bus: "The Wrong Jedi" has her leave the Jedi Order, which would have likely spared her from Order 66. Though she was slated to appear in later episodes that were not made due to the show's cancellation, her fate is unknown, and it will likely be explored in a future storyline. She finally returns come Rebels.
- Proper Tights with a Skirt: The only thing that saves the Dangerously Short Skirt she wears with both of her regular outfits.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: The red to Barriss's blue. She even has the skin color to match.
- Rescue Romance: She saves Lux from being executed on Dooku's orders.
- Reverse Grip: Her fighting style.
- Rubber-Forehead Aliens: She's a Togruta.
- Secret Secret Keeper: The Season 5 finale implies that she knows about Anakin and Padmé being together. Confirmed by Filoni in an interview, although he did not specify how much she knows.
- Super Senses: Since Togruta horns work as passive echolocators, she has very sharp hearing, which she uses to find the kidnapped infants in "Children of the Force" and to eavesdrop on a conversation regarding Aurra Sing in a noisy bar in "Leathal Trackdown".
- She also possesses extremely fine spacial-awareness, which she uses when she saves Anakin from a bunch of droids by bringing down a wall on them, while Anakin was standing right under a hole on it in The Movie.
- Shorttank: She starts out as a snippy, strong-headed and a bit tomboyish girl, wearing clothes befitting the attitude, but she mostly grows out of it by Season 3.
- Team Dad/Team Mom: She shows both the disciplinary and protective traits of a Team Dad, and the gentle, kind nurturing traits of a Team Mom while guarding the younglings in the Young Jedi-arc. She's even referred to as their "chaperon" at one point.
- Tempting Fate: She has a tendency early on in the series to say something like "The hard part is over," when it seems they've won the day. True to formula, things always turn for the worse soon afterwards. Apparently she learns her lesson, because she stops doing it by Season 2.
- Thigh-High Boots: She's been wearing knee-high ones since her introduction, but in her vision of her future, her adult-self wears boots reaching to the middle of her thighs, complete with Zettai Ryouiki.
- Token Non-Human: The cast of The Clone Wars as a whole has quite a few aliens, but Ahsoka is the only one in the main group.
- Tomboy and Girly Girl: The tomboy to Barriss's girly girl, the girly girl to Steela's tomboy.
- Took a Level in Badass: She's taken several over the course of the series. Probably best testifying this are her two duels against General Grievous: while in Season 1 Grievous defeated her without even trying, during their rematch in Season 5, she was actually able to hold her own and knock him back once, despite still being heavily outmatched by the cyborg general.
- Took a Level in Kindness: Early episodes show her as being a reckless student and a showoff. As the series goes on, these traits are subdued, and she better fits the mold of a member of the Jedi Order.
- Trauma Conga Line: The final arc of Season 5 is just one emotional blow to Ahsoka after another, leading up to her resignation from the Jedi Order.
- Traumatic Hair Cut: As a Togruta, she doesn't have hair by default, so she can't grow a Padawan braid. Instead, she wears a braid made of beads to symbolize her status as a Jedi-in-training. Cad Bane took it from her as a trophy when he captured her. She didn't appear to be anything but mildly annoyed by it, but she did make a point to take it back after his capture.
- Tritagonist: Along with Obi-Wan, she's the secondary main character of the The Clone Wars.
- Undercover as Lovers: In "A Friend in Need" Ahsoka needed an exuse for why she was with Lux, when he went to make a deal with the Death Watch, and she got involved. She claimed she was his betrothed. Unfortunately while this did work, it also earned her a slap on the ass from Bo Katan. Typical of any girl, Ahsoka was not happy about it.
- Unusual Eyebrows: A subversion of the "no eyebrows" category. As usual for a Togruta, the only hair on her head is her eyelashes. However, she does have eyebrow-shaped white stripes above her eyes.
- Vapor Wear: Both her tiny tubetop and the Sexy Backless Outfit are "suggesting" this.
- Waif-Fu: She's a very skilled hand-to-hand combatant.
- "Well Done, Daughter!" Girl: She tries to cover it most of the time, but Anakin's acknowledgment means a lot to her, as seen in The Movie and when she rants about not getting any while she is corrupted by the Son. She finally earns it in the Season 3 finale.
- Wrench Wench: In "Ghosts of Mortis", it seems she's picked up some of Anakin's skills with machines.
- Wrongful Accusation Insurance: In the Season 5 finale, after she's cleared of charges of sedition and murder, no mention is made of the fact that she escaped custody, assaulted both military and civilian law enforcement, and consorted with a war criminal.
- You Shall Not Pass: In "A Necessary Bond" Ahsoka holds up Grievous while the younglings escape onto Slave I, commandeered by Hondo.
Evil AhsokaDuring her, Anakin, and Obi-Wan's stay on Mortis, the Son kidnaps Ahsoka and infects her with the dark side, turning her into a psychotically violent version of herself. She's eventually healed by the combined efforts of the Daughter and Anakin.
- Ax-Crazy: She is disturbingly enthusiastic about the idea of murdering Anakin and Obi-Wan.
- Berserk Button: Being called "Snips" by Anakin.
- The Berserker: During her duel with Anakin and Obi-Wan, her movements lack most of their usual grace and fluidity, and her bladework is reduced to furiously slashing around.
- Blood Knight: She is very eager to duel both Anakin and Obi-Wan.
- Brainwashed and Crazy: She displays some particularly violent tendencies while under the Son's control.
- Chained by Fashion: Inverted; the Son leaves the wrist cuffs on Ahsoka, even after he had turned her, apparently for no other reason than to emphasize the point that she's under his control.
- Dark Action Girl: She takes on Anakin and Obi-Wan simultaneously. Even considering that the two Masters were clearly holding back, since they didn't want to hurt her, she still did rather well against them.
- Dual Wielding: Her fight against Anakin and Obi-Wan is the first time Ahsoka is shown using both of her lightsabers.
- The Dragon: To the Son.
- Evil Feels Good: When Anakin tells her that she isn't being herself, she claims with an ecstatic voice and gesture that, "I feel more like myself than I ever have!"
- Evil Is Hammy: She acts very theatrically when she speaks to Anakin before their duel. She even throws in a bit of The Fake Cutie and Deliberately Cute Child.
- Evil Laugh: She chuckles when she relays the Son's threat to kill her to Anakin.
- Evil Makeover: After the Son corrupts her, her eyes turn Sith-yellow and gain creepy shadows around them, her skin gains a grayish undertone, and the blood-vessels all over her body become highly visible.
- Face Monster Turn: The Son turns her to the dark side by biting her arm, making the case a mix between Brainwashed and Crazy, The Dark Side Will Make You Forget and Demonic Possession, and it came with a shocking change of personality.
- "I Know You're in There Somewhere" Fight: Anakin tries to talk her out from under the Son's influence, but to no avail.
- Psychotic Smirk: Gives a rather devious one after successfully stealing the Dagger of Mortis and preparing to hand it over to the Son.
- Rage Against the Mentor: She calls out Anakin because she feels he didn't really trust and believe in her.
- Slasher Smile: When Obi-Wan joins Anakin, she grins, claiming that two Jedi would be a more adequate challenge.
- Smug Snake: She is extremely overconfident about her chances against Anakin, who was holding back and still manages to ward her off, and who takes a moment to lampshade it.Anakin: Getting a little ahead of yourself, aren't you, Snips?
- Supernatural Gold Eyes: A sign that she's under the influence of The Dark Side.
- Surpassed the Teacher: After she momentarily knocks Anakin's lightsaber out of his hand, she exclaims that "Now the student will kill the Master!". Anakin of course easily gets back his lightsaber and blocks her attack, warns her that she's getting carried away, before easily disarming her.
- Voice of the Legion: When Obi-Wan reveals that he has the Dagger, she demands him to hand it over with both her own voice and the Son's.
- You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: After she hands over the Dagger of Mortis to him, the Son kills her with a tap on her forehead.
- See the Fallen Jedi page
Caleb DumeThe padawan of Depa Billaba. After surviving Order 66, thanks to Billaba's sacrifice, he changed his name to Kanan Jarrus.
- See the Crew of the Ghost page
Portrayed by: Dee Bradley Baker
- Alien Hair: His tentacles.
- Big "NO!": As Savage killed his master, Halsey.
- Curb-Stomp Battle: Savage killed him in one move.
- Fish People: Nautolans are an aquatic species.
- Laser Blade: Wields a blue-bladed lightsaber.
- Reused Character Design: Knox's body re-uses Bolla Ropal's geometry, but with newly textured finishes.
- Rubber Forehead Alien: He's a Nautolan like Kit Fisto.
- Sacrificial Lion: Savage's second Jedi victim.
- We Hardly Knew Ye: Died within a few minutes of being introduced.
Portrayed by: Gwendoline Yeo
Appear in: The Clone WarsKalifa is the eldest of three Jedi Younglings who had been kidnapped by Trandoshan sportshunters sometime preceding or during the Clone Wars. By the time the similarly captured Ahsoka arrived on the island they were held, the three of them were losing hope, as their strength was enough only to hide and try to avoid being shot down for as long as possible.
"We are not saviors here. Here, we are survivors."
- Action Girl: Forced to be one, given that she and the other younglings are fighting for their lives.
- Almighty Janitor: Kalifa, technically a youngling, was able to lift and strangle a Trandoshan using the Force. Could be handwaved with the extremely hard fight to survive on the Trandoshan hunting island, which required her to develop faster than usual.
- In the Back: Garnac shot Kalifa in the back after his son died trying to kill her and Ahsoka.
- I Will Only Slow You Down: Kalifa, knowing that she was dying, asks Ahsoka to save herself because she wants Ahsoka to take care of the others.
- Last Request: Kalifa asked Ahsoka to take care of Jinx and O-Mer before dying from the wound caused by Garnac's blaster rifle.
- The Leader: Kalifa was a Type II, calm, level-headed leader. After Ahsoka arrived, she slowly took over the position.
- Power Trio: With O-Mer and Jinx.
- Sacrificial Lion: Kalifa's death served to show, that not even children are safe on the Trandoshan hunting island.
- Shell-Shocked Veteran: Surviving on Wasskah clearly had an effect on all of them, but Kalifa shows it the worst, losing her temper with Ahsoka when recalling the previous Padawans who had been killed, and hatefully attacking a Trandoshan hunter.
- Token Human: Out of the remaining younglings on Wasskah, Kalifa is the only human.
- Troubling Unchildlike Behavior: Kalifa strangling a Trandoshan with an expression of intense hatred on her face.
- The World's Expert on Getting Killed: Kalifa's been held on the hunting island for the longest time, and has out-lived Padawan-learners, despite being only youngling herself. She also told the older and better-trained Ahsoka in her face, that she had the experience in surviving the hunt. Naturally she's killed soon after Ahsoka's arrival. Subverted in that, she was expert in avoiding the Trandoshans as much as possible, and she died when they were ambushed while scouting after the Trandoshan's base.
Portrayed by: Sunil Malhotra
Appear in: The Clone WarsA male Twi'lek Jedi initiate kidnapped by the Trandoshans alongside Kalifa and O-Mer.
- Almighty Janitor: Jinx can use Jedi Mind Trick, despite being a youngling who had been kidnapped before he was even made a Padawan (granted it took some help from Chewbacca to work). Could be handwaved with the extremely hard fight to survive on the Trandoshan hunting island, which required him and the others to develop faster than usual.
- Badass: Merely surviving that jungle for so long qualifies him.
- Deadpan Snarker: Jinx can be very sarcastic at times:Ahsoka: [Chewbacca] says his homeworld is very close.Jinx: That's great, but it might as well be Coruscant as far as I'm concerned. We have no ship.Ahsoka: (translating Chewie's angry growling) He thinks he can contact his home planet, if we find a way to transmit a signal.Jinx: Right, and how would we do that? Send smoke signals?
- The Lancer: He was acting as this to both Kalifa and Ahsoka.
- Power Trio: With Kalifa and O-Mer.
- Rubber-Forehead Aliens: Jinx is a Twi'lek.
Portrayed by: Cam Clarke
Appear in: The Clone WarsA Cerean Jedi initiate kidnapped alongside Kalifa and Jinx.
The Gathering Younglings
Byph, Ganodi, Gungi, Katooni, Petro, and Zatt
Portrayed by: Olivia Hack (Katooni), Jeff Fischer (Petro), Greg Cipes (Zatt), Georgina Cordova (Ganodi), Dee Bradley Baker (Byph)Rite of Passage, during which they harvested their own lightsaber-crystals. During the rite, they had to face, and overcome their shortcomings and weaknesses. Afterwards they learnt how to built their first lightsabers from Professor Huyang. Their training in the Temple is apparently overseen by Tera Sinube.
- Ambiguously Brown: Petro.
- An Aesop: All the kids have to learn one to get their lightsaber crystals.
- Badass Adorable: They become this during the course of their training.
- Bilingual Dialogue: Gungi and Byph are physiologically incapable of speaking Galactic Basic, but they're perfectly capable of understanding it. So they use their own language to talk to the others (and each other), who are also capable of understanding them.
- The Cameo: They were seen practicing lightsaber-wielding with Tera Sinube in "The Wrong Jedi" during Anakin's duel with Barriss.
- Chekhov's Classroom/Chekhov's Skill: The younglings were shown practicing acrobatic moves in a flashback at the beginning of "The Gathering". In "Bound for Rescue", they use these moves to con their way into a travelling circus, allowing them to sneak into Hondo's base and rescue Ahsoka.
- Children Are Innocent: Exceptionally so. They are so innocent, in fact, that the episodes they appear in are among the most lighthearted ones in the entire series.
- Conscience Makes You Go Back: Petro's decision to come to Katooni's rescue rather than continue trying to find his own crystal.
- Katooni pulls one on Hondo in "A Necessary Bond", convincing him to go back and rescue Ahsoka and the other younglings from Grievous. He does, even though he has nothing to gain from it.
- Cool Mask: They all get one as part of their circus disguises in "Bound for Rescue".
- Cool Sword: All of them, obviously, but Gungi stands out by making a saber with a wood casing where as the rest make regular ones.
- Cowardly Lion: Byph in "The Gathering". He's completely grown out of it as of "Bound for Rescue".
- Cute Little Fangs: Gungi is a Rare Male Example.
- Determinator: Katooni, who scaled a cliff face to get to her lightsaber crystal.
- Does Not Like Shoes: Gungi, due to being a Wookiee.
- In addition, Zatt and Byph are barefoot when outside of their cold weather gear.
- Face Your Fears: Byph had to do this to get his crystal.
- Fish People: Zatt, who's a Nautolan like Kit Fisto.
- Generation Xerox: Petro seems very similar to Anakin in a few ways.
- Hero-Worshipper: Petro has a few moments of this:
- First, after watching Ahsoka taking on Hondo and his pirates, he exclaimed to Zatt and Ganodi who weren't present, that they should have seen her, while wildy imitating lightsaber swinging. Later when the younglings watched Ahsoka dueling Grievous he clenched his fists, and took a typical jittering pose.
- While building his lightsaber, he exclaimed that he'll challenge Obi-Wan to a duel with it. Later when Obi-Wan answered their distress call, he went "The General Kenobi?"
- Human Alien: Katooni, who's a Tholothian just like Adi Gallia.
- Humanoid Aliens: Ganodi and Gungi both have the basic body-structure of a human, but as a Wookiee and a Rodian, they are significantly different from Rubber-Forehead Aliens, Human Aliens, and humans.
- I Surrender, Suckers: Petro lets the pirates take his lightsaber away from him. This is because he assembled it incorrectly and it will explode if activated for more than a second, which he goads the pirates into doing.
- Indy Ploy: Petro spends most of "Bound for Rescue" doing line-of-sight planning, which works out rather well.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Petro.
- Just a Machine: Ganodi's initial thoughts on Huyang.
- Laser Blade: Their quest to build theirs forms the impetus of the plot for their arc.
- Leeroy Jenkins: Petro.
- Morality Pet: Is it too early to say Katooni is one for Hondo?
- Needle in a Stack of Needles: Ganodi winds up in a cave full of crystals and has to trust the Force to find the right one.
- Nice Hat: Katooni's is another Tholothian headdress.
- Nice Job Breaking It, Hero: Petro talked his friends into launching a counterattack, despite Ahsoka directly forbidding it, which ultimately achived nothing, except necessiating Ahsoka to put herself in risk, which resulted in her capture.
- Odd Friendship: As of the end of "A Necessary Bond", there are hints that Katooni is beginning to form one with Hondo. Could also count as an Intergenerational Friendship.
- Only Sane Girl: Katooni is usually the voice of reason.
- Out of Focus: Ganodi got the least screen-time and character development of the six younglings, not even joining the rescue party.
- Pint-Sized Powerhouse: What they've all become as of "A Necessary Bond".
- Rubber-Forehead Aliens: Zatt is Nautolan like Kit Fisto.
- Run or Die: When cornered by Grievous, Ahsoka and the younglings prepared to fight, but in the last second Hondo and Katooni arrived with the Slave-I to extract them. Ahsoka instructed the younglings to run, while she held up Grievous. Once the younglings were safe, Ahsoka too abandoned the fight, knowing that she had no chance of winning.
- Small Name, Big Ego: Petro thinks he can beat Obi-Wan and kill Grevious upon building his lightsaber. Yeah, sure thing, kiddo.
- Too Many Mouths: As an Ithorian, Byph has two of them. Downplayed in that it isn't played for horror, and the mouths are on the sides of his head.
- The So-Called Coward: Byph has to overcome his timid personality in his first episode. In the second, he willingly risks being shot by acting as bait to lure the bad guys into a trap.
- The Unintelligible: Byph and Gungi.
Portrayed by: Jett Lucas
- Badass: He survived much of the initial massacre of the Jedi Order, and even managed to fight his way out onto one of the landing platforms. Zett then comes close to escaping and cuts down a few clone troopers, but was ultimately killed.
- Infant Immortality: Averted, and unlike some of the younger students, he is shown being killed on-screen.
- Laser Blade: Wields a blue-bladed lightsaber.
- Character Death: She is killed during the Battle of Coruscant by buzz droids.
- Non-Human Sidekick: To Obi-Wan, particularly during the events of Attack of the Clones while assisting him in investigating Kamino and tracking Jango Fett.
- Off with Her Head!: Her dome is ripped off by buzz droids.
- Satellite Character: To Obi-Wan, never receiving as much focus or attention as R2-D2.
- What Measure Is a Non-Human?: Obi-Wan does not really react much to her destruction in Revenge of the Sith despite her having served him for years.
Portrayed by: David Tennant
Appears in: The Clone WarsAn ancient lightsaber-architect droid, who has been serving the Jedi Order for well over a millennia, claiming to had taught thousands of generations of Jedi younglings to built their first lightsabers.
"You must trust that the components that form your lightsaber are meant to be together; there is no other way. It is the Force that binds them."
- An Arm and a Leg: Has both primary arms shot off by one of Hondo's pirates, but it's more of an inconvenience than anything. He gets them reattached at the end of "A Necessary Bond".
- Badass: During the climax of his first appearance, he epically takes down one of Hondo's pirates after having both of his arms and head shot off.
- Badass Boast:
- Gives one to Ganodi when he questions the ability of a droid to teach them about lightsaber construction.Huyang: Many years I have been on this ship teaching many a Jedi before you, and I will continue teaching many a Jedi after you. Call me what you want, but inside my memory banks I contain a record of every lightsaber ever made, and the Jedi who fashioned it.
- And another, when one of Hondo's pirates shot off his head:Huyang: How dare you?! I've lived a thousand years on this ship and never lost a fight. I'm not about to start today!
- Gives one to Ganodi when he questions the ability of a droid to teach them about lightsaber construction.
- Badass Bookworm: Has an extensive knowledge of lightsabers and how they are built.
- Badass Teacher: He not only teaches younglings about building their lightsabers, he also defends them from pirates.
- British Accents: He is voiced by David Tennant, after all.
- Deadpan Snarker: One would imagine it comes from having to deal with Jedi children.
- Expy: To Ollivander. Also, C-3PO.
- Gentleman Snarker: Huyang has the demeanor of a gentlemanly English professor, but he isn't averse to a bit of snarking at his students.
- Lampshade Hanging: When meeting Gungi he points out that Force-sensitive Wookiees are exceptionally rare. The Expanded Universe has a grand total of three, due to a mandate forbidding any additional Wookiee Jedi.
- Multi-Armed Multitasking: His backpack unfolds into an extra pair of arms, which he uses in his work.
- Off with His Head!: His head gets separated from his body, but remains operational. He can even control his body remotely. His head is re-attached in "A Necessary Bond".
- The Professor: But, of course.
- Quintessential British Gentleman: A mechanical version of the trope: He has a High-Class Glass, speaks in a British accent, is polite and soft-spoken to all, and has a metallic mustache on his face.
- Ridiculously Human Robot: Judging by the boast mentioned above, he's rather proud of himself, and doesn't take perceived insults to his task well.
- Time Abyss: He claims to have taught thousands of generations of Jedi Younglings how to build their lightsabers. He mentions that even Yoda had been one of them.
Portrayed by: Dee Bradley Baker
- Artificial Limb: He has a cybernetic left hand.
- Extra Eyes: As every Parwan he has three eyes.
- Gadgeteer Genius: He applies several upgrades to D-Squad for the Jedi Council in order to help ensure their missions success.
- Herr Doktor: Speaks with a German accent, for some reason.
- Mad Scientist: Downplayed. He's nowhere near as dangerous as Dr. Nuvo Vindi, but he still has shades of this due to his eccentric mannerisms and seems to enjoy the thought of removing M5-BZ's memory core (the droid equivalent of a lobotomy) a little too much.
- Machine Empathy: He shows some concern for the well-being of the droids he modifies, even if when he's removing parts from them.
- No Sense of Personal Space: When describing modifications to the droids he works on, he gets really close to them and puts his hand-tentacles on them in ways that would make most living beings uncomfortable.
- Starfish Aliens: Parwans are some sort of three-eyed-tentacled-humanoid-fungi creatures, and they're floating in the air.
- Heroic Sacrifice: He opens a airlock on the Renown while it is in hyperspace to suck a group of buzz droids out of the ship to save the rest of D-Squad, but was sucked out into space with them.
- Mind Rape: It is glossed over, but M5-BZ essentially undergoes a lobotomy when Dr. Gubacher removes several of his memory data cores to make room for Colonel Gascon to ride in Beezee's dome. Gubacher even notes before the procedure that it is a good thing Beezee will have no memory of the experience, implying that is a pretty horrendous process for a droid to experience.
- What Measure Is a Non-Human?: The Jedi do not raise any protest over Beezee's memory being erased, while they would have outraged had the same thing been done to a flesh-and-blood sentient being.
- Distaff Counterpart: To R2-D2, being the same model as him and a similar personality, except with feminine programing.
- Magnetism Manipulation: Doctor Gubacher upgrades her with a very powerful magnet that pops out of her dome for D-Squad's mission.
- Pink Means Feminine: She has a feminine personality program, so naturally she is painted pink.
- Shock and Awe: Like R2-D2, she can shoot jolts of electricity out that can disable battle droids.